cancer, genetics & genomics, evolution
$400M for Personalized Medicine
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 8, 2011
The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.
Non-coding RNAs Halt Cell Death
Tia Ghose | Dec 7, 2011
Long, non-coding regions of RNA can prevent red blood cells from committing suicide during the final stage of differentiation.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
Opinion: Confounded Cancer Markers
Vincent Detours | Dec 7, 2011
Prognostic signatures have become popular tools in cancer research, but it turns out signatures made of random genes are prognostic as well.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.
Top 7 in Ecology
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
The DNA Data Problem
Bob Grant | Dec 5, 2011
Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Stem Cells: Old vs. New
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2011
A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.